Tensions build between a photographer and a rock star in Karen Cino's contemporary Romance, Love Challenges and Desires. Will the photographer let her heart lead her down the right path?
Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I'm Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let's play Is It True with today's guest, Karen Cino.
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Love Challenges and Desires by Karen Cino
Genre Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG17
Rose Bocchino is a photographer who lands a job at Walcott Cosmetic Corporation. Immediately she hits it off with her boss, Alex Walcott. Despite being divorced, he still lives in the apartment in his mansion to be closer to his daughters. Once officially divorced, Rose is ready to begin her life with Alex who continues to insist the timing isn't right. He fears once he leaves, his ex-wife will limit his parental rights. Rocker Marco Corrente is hired to be the spokesperson for Walcott's new men's cologne line. From the moment he meets Rose, he falls hard for her. Rose despises Marco's bad boy image, leading her to turn the photo shoot over to her assistant who has plans of her own. The tension builds between Marco and Rose as the shoot moves forward. Will Rose let her heart lead the way down the right path?
Is it true:
this is your first book?
No, it's not. This was my first contemporary romance.
this book is part of a series?
you lost sleep while writing this book?
Yes. I lose sleep every time I'm writing a book. t seems that when it's time to go to sleep, my mind starts thinking of plot twists.
you did research for this book?
No. I did photography when I was in college. Back in the day I developed and printed my pictures in my own dark room.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
this book has more than one genre?
This in one of the only full length novels that I've written that is purely romance.
you speak more than one language?
No, despite the fact that I took three years of Spanish in high school.
you grew up where you live now?
No. I was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Staten Island as a teen. It wasn't until six years ago that I moved down to the New Jersey Shore.
you love to read?
Yes! I read every night before I go to sleep. And on the beach during the summer.
you are never late?
Yes and No. I always leave my house early enough. But sometimes the traffic is horrendous and I get caught up. But 95% of the time I am early.
you love pizza?
Yes. Who doesn't? I make my own on Friday nights.
you love sushi?
you have a pet?
Yes. I rescued and adopted a kitten two months ago. It was the best thing I've done. We keep each other company.
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Karen Cino Social Media
Karen Cino is a multi-published author who has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for her high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin's Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann's, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and took place in various locations in Staten Island. Her Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series takes place at the New Jersey Shore.
Karen is a member of Women's Fiction Writers Association and Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano, singer, songwriter and producer, and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2015 Karen moved to the Jersey Shore.
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008LCG31Y
Facebook Author Page https://www.facebook.com/Karen-Cino-296585170371401/